10 Classic Literature for Modern Readers

That’s why we’ve put together a list of 10 classic literature for modern readers.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

This classic novel explores themes of racial injustice and prejudice through the eyes of Scout Finch.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

“The Great Gatsby” is set in the summer of 1922, and tells the story of the wealthy Jay Gatsby and his obsession.

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

This classic Novel follows the story of Holden Caulfield, a teenage boy who has been expelled from his prep school.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

“Pride and Prejudice” is set in the late 18th century and follows the story of the Bennett family and their five daughters.

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

This is a story of Dorian Gray, a young, handsome and wealthy man who becomes obsessed with his own beauty.

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

The novel explores the themes of poverty, hardship, and the human spirit, as the Joad family travels west to California in search of a better life.

The Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

This classic novel explores the coming of age of Pip, an orphan boy who is given the chance to rise above his humble beginnings.

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

The narrative of Pi Patel, a zookeeper’s son, was written by Yann Martel in 2003.

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

“Wuthering Heights” is a novel by Emily Bronte, first published in 1847. The story is set in the Yorkshire moors and centers around the tempestuous.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

This is a novel that tells the story of Huck Finn, a young boy who is living in the antebellum South, and his journey down the Mississippi River.